WTVY  | Dothan, AL  | News, Weather, Sports

Local High School Reacts to Virginia Tech Shootings

By: Clarissa Stephens
By: Clarissa Stephens

The deadly shootings at Virginia Tech sent shockwaves to college students across the country.

And it's fresh on the minds of graduating seniors too.

Dothan High Senior Christopher Johnson said, "Yeah, I am kind of scared. Those types of people at those types of schools, I'd have to watch my back and everything."

Justin Woodham will be attending Troy University this fall, and says seeing what happened will change his mindset. "I hadn't even though about that, as far as it relates to me, but it makes you think more precautiously, [to] be more aware of your surroundings and take better precautions. But as far as being scared to go to college. No, I don't think so."

Naturally, the fear is more prevalent for students headed to big universities.

But, many students opting to go to smaller colleges, say that still doesn't guarantee them any more safety.

Dothan High Junior Jordan Whitehurst says there are, "More possibilities at a bigger college, but you have different people and different mindsets at big and small colleges. So it could happen either way."

Dothan High Senior Kathleen Dunn said, "I just kind of feel like it can really happen anywhere. I don't know if the size of the school is really the matter, it's more along the lines of you're not completely safe no matter what you do."


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 7071262 - wtvy.com/a?a=7071262